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    dealing with depression it's not fun at all

    sometimes i wanna scream everyday you gotta deal with people you don't like when im stress out i like isolate myself from everyone cause i don't have time for drama things like that wish i never had depression
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    "Sometimes when you're in a dark place,

    you think you've been buried. Actually, you've been planted." -Christine Caine This is my experience.
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    It wasn't until earlier this year,

    that I realize I was depressed. I always was tired, lazy doing everything. Unmotivated about almost everything. Didn't like people, didn't like going out. I overate. I would binge eat in my room. I hated school and everyone in it, I was rude to people at work, and I just wanted...
    aishasmith aishasmith 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    today is just one of those days.

    Wake up. Eat. Cry. Work. TGIF woot
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    It hurts me knowing some of my family members

    doesn't really care about me. They can't really blame me why I don't tell people things like, my problems, my feelings and the things happened to me. what's the use? They wouldn't care anyway. I don't wanna waste my feelings on people who aren't worth it. I don't wanna love...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    No, I can't say I'm battle depression

    because I'm not. At least not right now. These days, last year, were the worst days of my life. I didn't know what to do with my life, I didn't to go out with my friends, I didn't study for uni and neither go to classes. The only things that I wanted to do was stay in my...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 9 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    With time I have realized

    that I better handled myself than I do now. I am destroying my life. Today I saw tears in mom's eyes because she could not see me laughing and speaking about not carrying on with life longer. It hurt very little. I wanted to tell her I wish you hugged me on all those ocassions...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I just done with being stupid

    and falling in love and I just hate myself for it
    kathrynvansickle kathrynvansickle 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    All I do is eat, sleep,

    smoke, listen to music, read, and go to restroom. What a life.
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Everything I do I seem to fail at.

    I fail at being an adult. I fail at life. I am unemployed, and still live with my parents...I'm 26! I feel like I'm wasting my life away. I want to be like everyone else, and contribute to the world, but I've been in a downward spiral for years now, and I don't know how to claw...
    limeness limeness 26-30, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    my boyfriend broke up with me today.

    .It hurt a lot,but umm I realized now I deserved better. For awhile now i knew this day would come and I'm okay. I will be okay and my daughter ,I feel depressed because now I gotta work for my own,gotta move out of state and all but I hope God blesses me.
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi, my name is Bobbie Jean Chiasson

    and last Friday there was this black man that let his pit-bull go and he attacked me because the man did not like what I am. I am a 64 year old transwoman and when I called 911 they sent a traffic cop on a 911 call and he told me nothing but lies about what would happen. It took...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At the moment, all I want is to scream

    or weep. I am not sure why. I do not know what is going on with my life anymore. I do not have any suicidal thoughts, I do not have any major problems I believe but things are just getting harder. The things I have always wanted seem to be so far away from me; so impossible to...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 1 Response 3 days ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My mom doesn't want to hear it.

    I started to break down today and almost told her I was depressed but didn't get to it. I was upset and trying to tell her how I'm unhappy all the time and I'm trying to be happier but it's hard. She hugged me and I knew in a minute she would probably cry too. She kept telling...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses 44 mins ago

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    Deep down I'm broken

    while on the outside I'm just pretending to be happy
    MissingMistake MissingMistake 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Darkness encompasses my soul.

    Squeezing out the last rays of light. Savagely destroying any hope my heart had dared to believe. I close my eyes in defeat. I can feel my body breaking. My hands tremble, my breaths shallow. Images flash across my mind, awakening old demons. I panic yet and oddly calm, I know...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    If I could just get up in the morning,

    do as a normal human being does. If I could just get up, get ready for the world, stop overthinking things, stop stressing for not doing anything and just function... But I can't. It's a force that's making me not do anything. Making me sit around. Making me tired, drained...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    All the songs I write have

    such depressing lyrics. It's why I can't show my music to anyone. I keep trying to rewrite lyrics or redo them entirely so I can make them less depressing and be able to release the songs someday. But why bother? These so songs are like a diary of who I am and who I was. I just...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    The worse I feel about myself,

    the more I like making others feel good about themselves. I would never want somebody to experience this pain.
    Gingerfab Gingerfab 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Omg my doctor wants me to schedule an appt

    for next week. I have spent all day crying. I am not ok right now. My therapist thinks I am okay, my doctor thinks I am okay. My husband thinks I am okay. I have spent all day arguing with myself; reasons why you shouldn't kill yourself. I get it, I look nice, dress nice, I am a...
    hotwasabizen hotwasabizen 41-45, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    When i get depressed,

    i go out and see my friends and be happy. Plus i Eat less!
    psstisst psstisst 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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